Category Archives: Music therapy and dementia

Run . . don’t walk to see Documentary ‘ALIVE INSIDE’

Run . . don’t walk to see the brilliant Documentary ‘ALIVE INSIDE’ now playing at Camera 7 Pruneyard in Campbell. As dementia continues to affect millions of elderly Americans, this astonishing documentary reveals a remarkable, music-based breakthrough that has already transformed lives.

Spearheaded by social worker Dan Cohen and captured on camera over the course of three years by filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett, we learn that songs from a patient’s past can awaken memories and emotions that have been asleep for years, sometimes decades. Continue reading